BARKA To welcome the new batch of students, the Orientation Days were held at the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech). More than 500 students have started their studies at GUtech this week. The students were introduced to academic and student life on campus. The Rector of GUtech, Prof. Dr. Michael Modigell, welcomed the students in the morning. “GUtech’s goal is to educate students to become critical citizens, who are able and willing to contribute to the development of the country and the region,” said the Rector while adding: “You are the future of Oman. Being a good citizen is different than being a good engineer,” he said. In addition to the academic studies, the University fosters creative and critical thinking in order to advance research and development.
Ruaa Al Hadhrami who went to Al Sahwa Schools will study BSc Computer Sciences. “I like technology, it is used in our everyday lives,” she said. Ruaa said that she heard from her friends about GUtech and that she is excited about the studies on campus. She wishes to study abroad one day. Ruaa’s school-friend, Arwa Al Hadabi, will study Environmental Engineering at GUtech. “Clean energy and our planet are important issues. I think much more can be done to protect our nature. Since I was young I have been interested in environmental issues,” she said.
GUtech offers a Foundation Year and BEng programmes in Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Process Engineering and BSc programmes in Computer Sciences, Applied Geosciences, Logistics, International Business and Service Management as well as in Urban Planning and Architectural Design. All academic programmes are internationally accredited and taught in English.